Conference starts at 9:00 am at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor
WHEN, WHERE, WHICH COUNTRIES
The NATO Council of Canada organized a Forum, titled: Business and Investment Opportunities in South Eastern Europe. The Forum, which will be a one, whole day event, will be held on Friday, February 28 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. Seven countries from South Eastern Europe participated.
FOREIGN PARTICIPATION AND SECTORS
On the occasion of the Forum, senior representatives from both public and private organizations in the region will be highlighted trade and investment potential by identifying specific projects opportunities. The presentations focused on the following sectors: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, Mining and Resources, Infrastructure, and Transportation. Presentations were also delivered on Public- Private Partnerships (PPP), followed by testimonials of Canadian companies that invest in the region. The main goal of the event was to promote the region as a platform of investment for Canadian businesses. The Forum featured presentations on specific / existing projects by the representatives from the participating countries. Also after the presentations, the companies conducted Business-to-Business and Government-to-Business meetings. Please also note that this initiative is being planned in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and Export Development Canada (EDC).
WHAT IS THE PDAC AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
The date of the event was carefully chosen to take place only two days before the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Exhibition. This year, PDAC was held from March 2-5, 2014 in Toronto (Metro Toronto Convention Centre). The PDAC exhibition represents the mineral exploration and development industry, which attracts exhibitors and attendees from all over the word. In short, PDAC is where the world’s mineral industry meets. Last year it was attended by over 30,000 people and it featured over 1,000 exhibitors and 125 countries. The PDAC exhibition and trade show offers the opportunity to attend technical sessions, short courses, and social and networking events. PDAC presents with a unique opportunity to develop domestic and international business contacts, gather marketing intelligence, learn about innovation and technologies and get insight on industry trends. Exhibitors included: Exploration/Mining Companies, Exploration/Mining Equipment & Supplies, Geophysical Services & Equipment, Air Transportation Services, Foreign Governments, etc. For more detailed information on the PDAC Exhibition, please visit: http://www.pdac.ca/pdac/conv/index.aspx Within this framework and bearing in mind the significance and the opportunities that PDAC offers, the Forum on Investment and Business Opportunities in Southeastern Europe has been annexed to PDAC. Participating at the Forum also gave many attendees an excellent opportunity to also visit PDAC, gain further visibility and conduct strategic networking. Please note that the NATO Council of Canada has been in touch with the organizers of the exhibition and the Business Forum will be listed under affiliated events on the PDAC website. After the presentations, representatives of the participating companies conducted Business-to-Business and Government-to-Business meetings with Canadian businesses seeking further information about the projects.